Md. Mom Allegedly Cut 3-Year-Old Daughter's Neck with Scissors, Faces Attempted Murder Charge

Authorities in Maryland have charged a mother with attempted murder after she and her 3-year-old daughter were found with lacerations on their necks believed to be made with scissors.

Anne Catherine Akers is behind bars facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and first-degree child abuse, according to a Montgomery County police press release.

On Saturday morning, authorities received a 911 call made by a relative who said he went over to Akers' home and saw blood on the floor. He immediately left the residence and called 911.

Upon arrival at the 28-yar-old's Wheaton-Glenmont area home, officers observed blood and a pair of scissors on the floor. They then located Akers on a bedroom floor suffering from a laceration to her neck.

When the officers went to remove a blanket Akers was holding, they discovered her three-year-old daughter with a life-threatening laceration to her neck.

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Officers immediately began life-saving measures on the girl, who was then transported via helicopter to an area hospital. Meanwhile Akers was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Doctors told police without the officers' immediate life-saving actions, the girl's injuries would have been fatal.

It's unclear if Akers has an attorney to comment on her behalf or if she has entered a plea. 

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